Senator Kiko Pangilinan

Biography | Resume | Agenda


Masters in Public Administration

Area of Concentration : Strategic Management
John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Bachelor of Laws

College of Law, University of the Philippines
Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines

Bachelor of Arts in English, Major in Comparative Literature

College of Arts and Letters, University of the Philippines
Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines

Secondary & Primary Education

La Salle Greenhills
Ortigas Avenue, Mandaluyong City


  • SENATOR, Republic of the Philippines (2001 to present)
    Voted Senator tthe 12th and 13th Congress of the Republic of the Philippines tserve from year 2001 t2007.
  12 January 2004 tpresent Majority Leader
The youngest senator tassume the post since the restoration of Philippine Congress in 1987
  12 January 2004 tpresent Chairperson, Committee on Rules
Has jurisdiction on all matters relating tthe rules of the senate; the calendar as well as parliamentary rules and the order and manner of transacting business and the creation of committees.
  August 2001 tpresent Senate Representative tthe Judicial and Bar Council - a Constitutional body tasked treview and recommend appointments of justices and judges in the Philippine Judiciary
  10 February 2003 t12 January 2004 Chairperson, Committee on Education, Arts and Culture
Managed matters within the Senate jurisdiction relating tthe promotion and development of the state of Education of the country and the preservation, enrichment and evolution of FilipinArts and Culture
  August 2001 t12 January 2004 Chairperson, Committee on Justice and Human Rights
A principal in the struggle for reforms in the Philippine Judicial System and the upholding of Human Rights
  August 2001 t12 January 2004 Chairperson, Committee on Urban Planning, Housing and Resettlement
Handled matters relating turban land reform planning, housing, resettlement and community development
  August 2001 t12 January 2004 Chairperson, Committee on Ethics and Privileges
Had jurisdiction over matters relating tthe conduct, rights, privileges, safety, dignity, integrity and reputation of the Senate and its members

Some Major Legislative Accomplishments

  • Sponsor and Author, RA 9227, Improving the Salary and Providing Special Benefits to Justices and Judges and other members of the Judiciary  

  • Sponsor and Author, RA 9285, Institutionalizing an Alternative Dispute Resolution System

  • Sponsor and Author, RA 9279, Strengthening and Rationalizing the National Prosecution Service

  • Sponsor and Author, RA 9293, Amending the Philippine Teachers Professionalization Act" (Balik Turo)

  • Sponsor and Author, RA 9262, Anti-Domestic Violence Bill

  • Sponsor and Author, Curtailing Entertainment Media Piracy in the Philippines

  • Sponsor and Author, Anti Money Laundering Act

  • Author and Sponsor, The National Human Rights Consciousness Week

  • Sponsor and Author, The Rent Control Law

  • Author, the National Service Training Program Act (ROTC Law)

  • Sponsor and Co-Author, The Citizenship Retention Act of 2003

  • Co-Author, The FilipinOverseas Absentee-Voting Act

  • Creation of Various Local Courts

  • Creation and Conversion of Various State Universities and Colleges

  • VICE CHAIRMAN, Liberal Party of the Philippines
    The second oldest Political Party in the Philippines, the Liberal Party (LP) is considered an institution of Philippines sociopolitical life.

  • CHAIRMAN, National Organizing Committee of the Liberal Party of Philippines
    The Committee is responsible for the overall recruitment and expansion program of the Party and its local branches.

  • FOUNDING PRESIDENT, National Movement of Young Legislators (NMYL)
    SENIOR PARTNER, Pangilinan Britanico Sarmiento and Franco Law Offices (on indefinite leave)


Legal Analyst, ABS-CBN Broadcast Corporation
News and Current Affairs Department

Head, Legal Desk, ABS-CBN

Host, 'Barangay Dos" TV Show
ABS-CBN Channel 2, Saturdays, 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Anchorperson, Batas", DZMM, Saturdays 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Anchorperson, Relos Reports with Atty. Kiko, Mondays - Fridays, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Member, Adhoc and Independent Citizen's Committee

Lecturer, Law on Sales, Agency & Credit Transactions
Department of Management
Ateneo de Manila University

Vice Chairperson
Committee on Legal Aid
National Office of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines

Collaborating Lawyer
Free Legal Assistance Group

Overall Coordinator
Hoy! Gising! Free Legal Assistabce Group
Integrated Bar of the Philippines

Integrated Bar of the Philippines, QC Chapter

National Co-Chairperson
National Legal Aid Committee
Integrated Bar of the Philippines

Minority Leader
Quezon City Legislative Council, 1991 - 1992


Parliamentary Visit to the People's Republic of China
6-1 1 April 2004

Asia Pacific Agenda Project Forum 2004
19-21 March 2004: Tokyo, Japan
Theme: Toward East Asian Community Building
New Challenges of Regional Cooperation and Partnership

Fourth ASEF Young Parliamentarians Meeting
17 - 20 October2002; Venice, Italy
Theme: "Mobility and Globalisation: International Immigration and Local Economic Development"

Representative of the Senate
President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo State Visit to the People's Republic of China and Hong Kong
28 October - 01 November 2001

Financial Underpinnings of Terrorism
6-8 August 2001; Washington D.C., U.S.A.
sponsored by the Bureau of Diplomatic Security, US Department of State and Federal Bureau of Investigation, US Department of Justice


Most Outstanding Kapampangan Award for Public Service for 2002
San Fernando, Pampanga; October 2002

University Medal of Honor for Exemplary Performance in Public Service Angeles
University Foundation, Angeles City, Pampanga; March 2002

Youngest Elected City Councilor
Quezon City Council; 1988- 1992

National President
National Movement of Young Legislators, 1991 -1992

BANTAYOG AWARD for 1989 and 1990
The Most Outstanding Quezon City Councilor
Given by the Quezon City Press Association

Young Achiever' Award, 1990
Young Achiever's Foundation Incorporated

Student Regent
University of the Philippines Board of Regents, 1987

Chairperson, UP Student Council
University of the Philippines, Diliman Campus, 1986

Chairperson, College of Arts and Letters Student Council
University of the Philippines, 1985

Certificate of Recognition
Crusade Against Violence (for exemplary contributions in the field of)
Investigative Journalism and the Criminal Justice System

Brother Arthur Peter Graves Honor Society, 1977


  Birthdate/Birthplace : 24 August 1963/ Manila
  Civil Status : Married
  Spouse's Name : Ms. Sharon Cuneta - Pangilinan
  Daughters' Name   Ma. Kristina Cassandra
Simone Francesca Emmanuelle
Mariel Daniella Sophia

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